Computer Black Screen Crash
I have had this problem for about a year. I have taken my computer to a computer repair place in town but they were unable to fix it. When I play certain games (WarcraftIII,Rome Total War,NWN,ect.), the monitor will all of a sudden go black. This can happen when I first start the game, or an hour or more into it. Turning the monitor off an on doesn't fix anything, and the OS is off as far as I know(no sound, no way to get anything but the black screen) but the power supply is still running.
Some suggestions I have heard are:
A monitor problem(which I don't think it is because I have switched monitors and it still happens),
A heating problem (all the fans are working as far as I know and the system temp is around 23 and cpu 44),
Or a power supply issue (this is the most likely, other than maybe my graphics card just being faulty. I have a 350W, (my brother has the exact same computer as me except for a 300W power supply [his also has the same problem but much less frequent]) and it checks out okay exept that the +12 V is close to the low limit (something like 11.2 when the limits like 11.0).
I don't know what components take +12V so I haven't been able to test that aspect yet.
Here are my system specs:
AMD 2000+ XP
512 DDR DIMM Ram
5600 Nvidia GeForce Ultra AGP (Latest Drivers Installed)
ABIT NF-7S Motherboard
GEM 17" LCD
Windows XP SP2 -Updated
2 Side Case Fans, 1 Ftont and 1 Back
350W Power Supply
Any suggestions are welcome, thanks.